Jack McMillan, Eoin Corby Set Senior and Junior Records At Irish Winter Meet

2020 Irish Winter Meet

  • Thursday, December 17th – Saturday, December 19th
  • National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • SCM (25m) for heats; LCM (50m) for finals
  • Select Group of Elites Only
  • SwimSwam Preview
  • Live Results

Jack McMillan kicked off day 2 of the Irish Winter Meet by breaking his own National Senior record in the 200m free with a time of 1:42.74. He had set this record previously at 1:43.18 during the 2019 European Short Course Championships.

This was McMillan’s only event of the Friday prelims session and he is the top seed going into finals, more than 1 second ahead of  Jordan Sloan who holds the National Senior record in long course. McMillan told Swim Ireland that he does have a goal in mind for finals, but “we’ll just see how it goes.”

18-year-old Eoin Corby took down the second record which fell this morning, following up his Junior record-setting 50m breast last night by outdoing his own National Junior record in the 100m IM and touching the wall at 54.76. Corby took over one-third of a second off of the record which he set last year at the Irish Short Course Championships. This swim came after his 100m breast where he posted a 58.91, about half a second off of his lifetime best.

Going into finals, Corby is the top seed in the 100 breast, with only a slight lead on Darragh Greene. Greene, the Irish National record-holder in the long course version of the event, finished the 2020 International Swimming League as a part of London Roar last month.

There will be more opportunities for records to fall in finals, which will be contested in long course meters, starting at 5:30pm in Dublin, or 9:30 AM PST and 12:30 PM EST in the United States.

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Annika Johnson

Annika came into the sport competitively at age eight, following in the footsteps of her twin sister and older brother. The sibling rivalry was further fueled when all three began focusing on distance freestyle, forcing the family to buy two lap counters. Annika is a three-time Futures finalist in the 200 …

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